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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.

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Curious what others are doing for backups..... I am about to take a sledgehammer to our current setup, and am curious what other people use and what backup strategies they employ. Cloud is not an option for our firm- our backups to tape can accommodate storage. Currently, we have a daily incremental backup, a weekly full backup that expires after 5 weeks and a monthly backup that never expires and is retained indefinitely. Currently, I have to schedule backups to run every Friday and then watch them all weekend because the backup software randomly marks our full backups as "superseded" (Just started this a month ago), and support was never good from this vendor. We have in-house Exchange, file servers, in-house SQL, an AD domain, and of course file servers. Almost our entire infrastructure is Hyper-V. Total amount of data is about 20TB. I'm more interested in strategies to safeguard the data than an actual product. Should I consider changing the weekly backups to only backing up data that has changed in the past 30 days, and have the monthly be all data? I'll take any suggestions or perspectives on the best way to do this.

Thanks!
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We have several clients who have IMAP email and access it using Outlook 2007 / 2010 / 2013 / 2016.  Those clients have a TON of data in their PSTs and don't want to lose them.  The clients have a TON of data in their email, so we've broken it up into archive PSTs by year.  (IE, archive_2015.pst, archive_2016.pst, etc.)  The default mail destination PST doesn't have anything more than about a year old in it.  By doing so, this keeps the PSTs down to 2-3GB each.  

The data in these PSTs is important and needs to be backed up locally and offsite.  The servers at the clients' locations have local and offsite backups configured, so the trick was getting the PST files to the servers to they're backed up.

By default, Outlook stores the PSTs in %userprofile%\appdata\local\<something or other>, which, as its folder location suggests, is local.  We moved the PSTs into %userprofile%\appdata\roaming\microsoft\outlook, enabled roaming profiles, and scheduled the workstations to log off automatically after business hours.  Voila!  The PSTs are synched to the server and backed up offsite.

Except there are problems with PST corruption.  One of the clients had a couple of users that would get impatient during the logon / logoff process and forcibly reboot their computers.  No surprise how the corruption happened there.  But we have another user at a different client that also encounters corruption issues despite being patient and tolerant during logon and logoff.  The corruption …
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Hello,

I have major problems with my SQL database.
The LDF file is full.
All the backup tools are not working for some reason.
I have no space anymore on disk.

Can you help me to shrink the file or truncate the logs manually ?
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Hello Everyone,

          I am wondering how I can copy or transfer the entire contents of a 1TB external WD USB drive to a 2TB external WD USB drive.  

          Any suggestions regarding any special hardware or software needed to accomplish this task will be greatly appreciated.

          Thank you very much :-)

          George
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I need to make backups of my system state on my windows 2016 server hyper-v domain controller. The only way for this to work is thru power shell. I am only able to run this for one time. How do I write this t run every 4 hours in PowerShell?

# Runs  from PS on DC1
Register-ScheduledJob -Name “System State Backup” -Trigger @{Frequency = “Daily”; At = “2:00”} -ScriptBlock {
	# Create new Backup Policy
	$Policy = New-WBPolicy

	# Add System State to the policy
	Add-WBSystemState -Policy $Policy

	# Set Backup Location
	$BackupLocation = New-WBBackupTarget -VolumePath "\\bugsbunny\svrA"

	# Add backup location to policy
	Add-WBBackupTarget -Policy $Policy -Target $BackupLocation

	# Start Backup Using Policy
	Start-WBBackup -Policy $Policy
}

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Hello,

I have a question regarding VEEAM Backup. We have many vSphere VMs which have terabytes of data. The typical backup strategy is to backup the VMs to disk and afterwards to tape as I know. We have enough space on the backup server to store the full backups but not for the incremental.

So I want to store the full backups on tape and afterwards delete it from the backup server. But VEEAM can not find the full backup anymore, so it starts a full backup instead of the incremenal. Is there a way to achieve what I want or are there any better strategies?

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

Bernhard
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Hi

I am looking to backup 32GB of data in a possible 6 hour window for a client and then they what an air gap between next day backup. i.e.
Physical change over of Media ... any ideas of a way forward with this or a product suggestion
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Hi,

I am looking for a backup and restore (Disaster recovery ) solution for my servers. I have 2 cluster SQL servers, application server, and 4 domain servers. I found many solutions like solar wind, Zetta , MozyPro, CrashPlan...etc. My data size almost 2T. I really need help with this. Can you help me or suggest good backup solution with affordable price?

Thanks
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This is using Veritas NetBackup 8.1.1. There are 2 master servers in veritas cluster, 4 media servers, and 2 IBM 3580 lto4 6-drivers tape library. All these 4 media controllers have the control of these tape library drives. All these 2 masters, and 4 media are setup in SuSE 11 SP4. There are 2 more media servers setup in MS Windows 2008 server, and used as the proxy to conduct VMware snapshot backup.

We don't have access to those SuSE-based servers, and only have full access to the ms windows-based servers. In daily administration, we access to the NBU admin console on these 2 MS windows media server. Recently, from the activity monitor, we found that the media4 won't conduct any backups. Instead, all these backup jobs were found either "queue up" and eventually the backup jobs fails. The message being "Media server is currently not connected to master server".

On Activity Monitor > Daemons, we ever restarted the "spoold" and "ltid", but still problem resists. What would be the root cause? How to solve the problem?

Thanks in advance.
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I just installed a new Office PC (Win 10 Enterprise). I have an old billing program on my prior Win7 Pro PC that I want to keep using. Created a VM of the Win7 PC using Macrium viBoot, installed the Hyper-V role in Win10 and am able to boot / use the VM without issue. Great!

But what about backup? I have Macrium setup to image my Win10 PC daily. Would restoring my Win7 VM (if needed) be a simple matter of restoring all the files in the Macrium viBoot folder (where all VM files are stored I believe).

I realize (and use) VM backup software (Altaro) at my Server clients. But Altaro, Veeam, etc. programs require the Host to be running Server software. Looked at BackupChain but that would need a Server license as well.

I'm hoping just a simple backup of the VM files will suffice in this scenario.

Anyone have experience with Hyper-V backup on a Win10 host?
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what is the cheap and best passport drive that is available in market now

https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-electronics-begins-mass-production-of-industrys-largest-capacity-ssd-30-72tb-for-next-generation-enterprise-systems

is 30TB is available as above?
i do not like too big size and electric connection etc.
more portable is better to move it along with me
i see
WD My Book 8TB-New USB 3.0 Desktop HDD Western Digital-NEW WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN

and
Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive
Please advise
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I need to backup a Ubuntu 18.04 server. I use Storage Craft for all backups but they do not have anything that can backup that version of Linux. I need to find a product that can backup that server.

I am not a Linux tech so I would prefer something where I can install the backup agent on Linux and manage it from a Windows server. I also want it to backup the entire image of the server so I can restore it if necessary.

Can someone recommend a good product for that. Preferable one that is not expensive
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I have taken the backup of tansactions logs of exchange server, Its about 700GB. So when I will take  backup next time it will replace the existing backup "windowsimagebackup"  folder???? My question is that the new backup will also contain backup files of old back or it will lost the last backup. In case I need the files from old backup it will not possible, Its my assumption. Please throw some light on it. Thanks in advanced
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Have a customer who has asked us to haul away their AS400.  After we took it offsite they asked if we could back it up to their new Synology NAS for them to access "every 3rd or 6th month" for the odd file lookup.  

Does anyone know:
1. Is this possible or do we need to send the server back onsite?
2. If it is possible how on earth do we do it?  What software would be required, etc.
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I have System Center Data protection Manager 2012 installed in Windows Server 2008 R2, with SQL Server 2012. We are successfully taking Bare Metal Backup of more than 100 servers via SCDPM. But 4 nos. of web servers backup is failing since beginning. When I run consistency check or resume backup, it fails instantaneously with error of VSS.
I have checked all the VSS shadows, writers and providers all is fine. I have applied every solution provided for the likewise problems in internet, nothing worked.
Attached the snapshot of the error and VSSAdmin outputs.
I am getting an error in VSSADMIN list shadowstorage: A volume shadow copy service component encountered an unexpected error.
Can anyone help?
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I have a ccr mikrotik as an Openvpn server.
It Works very well.

I have a backup device ccr mikrotik, which is identical to the ccr of production.

When restoring production backup to backup equipment, everything works, but Openvpn clients do not connect.

I believe it may be something tied to the digital certificate that it does not restore.
The detail is that they are several clients and I can not redo the certificates and switch. So I'd like to know what the best way to handle this is to back it up so that it restores to another CCR or some other alternative.

Thank you.
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Dears,

Good Day,

We have hp lto-5 ultrium 3000 Tape backup device, never used - today only installed the cards on windows server 2012 R2, can I know which backup tool I can use to take backup on tapes (backup & restore tool)
Thanks
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i bought two 128gb mini mocro sd card one from sandisc other from patriot

when i insert card to laptop to check size by right clicking on it and proprties shows 119gb for sandisc card

when i insert card to laptop to check size by right clicking on it and proprties shows 119gb for patriot card

i wonder why 128gb they do not show
also why both show different?

any place i can put price alerts to get deals email to my gmail
please advise
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How delete an app that is locked?

I no longer use CrashPlan, but can not delete it, since it's locked. (Mac)

CrashPlan Locked
I can not log in since the account is gone.

I do seem to be able to access CrashPlan Service Preferences, but doubt they would do anything since there is no connection to the host.

Suggestions?
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I need a recommendation on a  Windows 10 free software or very reasonably priced software that's easy to deploy and will take application backup files and other msc files stored locally on a Windows 10 computer and back them up to the locally NAS.  Bonus, it sends an email notification if backup location on NAS breaks.  We unfortunately have a few workgroup client environments where low budget solutions will determine they are here today or gone tomorrow as a small business.  The most critical backup files in question come from Quickbooks and Abacus.
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I am looking for desktop imaging system recommendations. A little background, we are currently using Acronis but have outgrown it. I am looking into Quest Kace and SmartDeploy.

I am liking the features of SmartDelpoy much more and would prefer to have a more modern imaging system like that as opposed to Kace. I know there are other options out there like VMWare Workspace ONE, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, and CloneZilla.

Does anyone have any experience with any of these or would be able to recommend something better? We would prefer a cloud solution, if there is one.
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I am using Backup Exec 2016 and trying to back up a Hyper-V virtual Server 2016 with Exchange.  Backups were running fine until I installed Exchange 2016, I am now unable to backup that server.  I get the following error in Event Viewer on the host server and nothing in the virtual server:

A VSS writer has rejected an event with error 0x800423f4, The writer experienced a non-transient error.  If the backup process is retried,
the error is likely to reoccur.
. Changes that the writer made to the writer components while handling the event will not be available to the requester. Check the event log for related events from the application hosting the VSS writer.

Operation:
   PrepareForSnapshot Event

Context:
   Execution Context: Writer
   Writer Class Id: {66841cd4-6ded-4f4b-8f17-fd23f8ddc3de}
   Writer Name: Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer
   Writer Instance ID: {86a4095e-f206-4b63-add4-59d60f5469a1}
   Command Line: C:\Windows\system32\vmms.exe
   Process ID: 2744
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Dear Support,

Good Day,

I'm using Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0, taking backup of my VM Servers. and moving copy of the backups manually to External HDD monthly and keeping it out of office for disaster recovery.
Could you please help how can I restore VM server from the HDD.

Waiting for your update.

Thanks
Kumar
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Hello Dear,
I want to backup Exchange mialbox as pst file. by Iperius Backup,
i also set permission user to mailbox organisation management .
When I run Iperius to connect with mailbox wiht credential it gave error :
   ---------------------------
Test gave negative result: Connecting to remote server Server01.mail.com failed with the following error message : Access is denied. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic. (at System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.AsyncResult.EndInvoke())
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Please help me
Ramazan Rahimi
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Hi,
I am re-building my Veeam serveur moving for 4.x to 9.5 and want to be sure and safe I'm doing the right thing,

A consultant put in place a few jobs but didn't seems that sure of the configs to put.
I want a full backup set out every friday and full on-site every nights (one to a NAS and one to a local USB drive)

My main job goes to a NAS.
As 20 restore points
"Configure secondary destinations for this job" is not check
It's a Incremental
"Enable application-aware processing" is checked
"Enable guest file indexing" is checked
runs daily

got a Weekly on F: drive
1 restore point
"Configure secondary destinations for this job" is not check
Incremental
"Active full backup - Create active full backups periodically on Thursday"
This job I remove every Fridays and bring home and I rotate it using 8 hd
"Enable application-aware processing" is checked
"Enable guest file indexing" is not checked
Runs everyday at 8pm

And got a BackupCopy job called "backup on external drive"
Target is E: removable HD
31 restore points
Runs continuous

1- Is all configs efficient?
2- And is there anyway on the job "backup on external drive" I could bitlocker that drive when it is not in use.
I activated bitlocker but coudn't create a batch job that would decrypt before backup and re-crypt afterwards.

tx!
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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.